My life has been threatened many times. I have to confess that as a Christian, I don’t believe in death without resurrection. If they kill me, I will rise again in the Salvadoran people. As a shepherd I am obliged by divine law to give my life for those I love, for the Salvadoran people, including those Salvadorans who threaten to assassinate me. If they should go so far as to carry out their threats, I want you to know that I offer my blood to God for justice and the resurrection of El Salvador.
~ Oscar Romero, shortly before being assassinated on March 24, 1980, quoted in Jesus the Rebel by John Dear
hat tip goes to Inward/Outward Blog (one of my favorites for wonderful quotes!)